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News Release: 'Who Polices the Police?' Daly & Wallace recordings published

Press release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Friday 24th January 2014

'Who Polices the Police?' - Public Forum recordings published

Coinciding with the appearance of the first Garda whistleblower before the Public Accounts Committee, Shell to Sea have published video recordings of two talks given by TD's Clare Daly and Mick Wallace on the issue at last November's People's Forum [1].

In the videos Clare Daly speaks about the need for "a complete and utter overhaul of the Garda Siochana". Daly also explains how their involvement with the Garda whistleblowers stemmed from the Corrib protests.

Daly and Wallace were speakers at a seminar entitled “Who Polices the Police?” which took place at Inver Community Hall, County Mayo on November 23rd last, where they discussed in detail how the first Garda whistleblower, John Wilson, made contact with them and the struggle they faced to get his information on Garda corruption aired in public.[2]

The TDs also discuss Garda accountability and the establishment of Justice for All, a pressure group for those who have suffered as a result of Garda corruption.

The videos are posted on the following youtube links Clare Daly, Mick Wallce


[1]Summary of the Peoples' Forum - Who Polices the Police? -
[2] Whistleblower garda had 'no choice' but to quit force - Irish Independent

The Shell to Sea Campaign has three main aims:

1) That any exploitation of the Corrib gas field be done in a safe way that will not expose the local community in Erris to unnecessary health, safety and environmental risks.
2) To renegotiate the terms of the Great Oil and Gas Giveaway, which sees Ireland’s 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent* off the West Coast go directly to the oil companies, with the Irish State retaining a 0% share, no energy security of supply and only 25% tax on profits against which all costs can be deducted.
3) To seek justice for the human rights abuses suffered by Shell to Sea campaigners due to their opposition to Shell’s proposed inland refinery.

Posted Date: 
24 January 2014